Second Journey, Second Chance | Omega
May 2015

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Second Journey, Second Chance

May 01, 2015 – May 03, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Joan Anderson

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

In the intimate setting of this workshop, we are asked to think only of ourselves (for a change), understand our strengths, honor the transitions we have navigated, and begin the process of planning our future, our second journey.

Beginning with the opening circle, we welcome each other and celebrate the fact that we are seeing the worth and importance of our lives. Then, using Joan Anderson’s “six Rs”—retreat, retrieve, repair, regroup, regenerate, renew— as a framework, we are able to rise above our sometime mundane existence to a place where we can discover our true worth and individual purpose.

Anderson is an apt guide on this journey. “Ever since I can remember, I have been curious—asking questions, trying to figure out life’s meaning—all in an effort to live fully and get it right,” says Anderson, whose first of five books, A Year By the Sea, recounts her year of living on her own on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

This workshop invites all women to identify their strengths, connect with their bodies, and weave their life cycles, all to continue their journey and embrace what’s to come.

More Information

The following is reading recommended for your full appreciation of the workshop:

  • A Year By The Sea, by Joan Anderson
  • Unfinished Marriage, by Joan Anderson
  • A Walk on the Beach, by Joan Anderson
  • A Weekend to Change Your Life, by Joan Anderson
  • Goddesses in Every Woman, by Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Transitions, by William Bridges
Things to Bring:

A journal.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshops
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Workshop
1:00 p.m. Book Signing
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Reception for Course Participants
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop and is not available on the Rhinebeck Campus until May 29, 2015. If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Omega Registration at 877.944.2002.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Joan Anderson is author of 16 children’s books and five best-selling memoirs, including A Year By the Sea and The Second Journey. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a frequent speaker and retreat facilitator nationwide.